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Get A 'Mad Max' Car For The End Times

Oh, what a day! What a lovely day!

Leo Shvedsky
September 14 2021
Who would you tie to the front of your car? Courtesy Warner Bros.

It’s about time that the cars we drive reflect the times we live in. With that in mind, we are thrilled to have discovered 25 of the cars from Mad Max: Fury Road, the post-apocalyptic masterpiece from 2015, are being auctioned off to the highest bidder. And it doesn’t take the twisted mind of a car enthusiast to know that nothing better exemplifies the heights of car modding than the sheer, well… madness of some of these designs.

When Fury Road first rumbled into theaters with its other-worldly visuals and grungy post-nuclear landscape, many thought that a lot of these car designs were either non-functional or just the result of computer wizardry. It all looked about as believable as my Canadian girlfriend. But according to Colin Gibson, the film’s production designer, all of the cars used throughout filming were and remain fully functional vehicles. They actually are real! (Like the pet salamander that I now live with.)

The Doof Warrior in action: Warner Bros

For example, the “Doof Wagon” is a truck that started life as a military vehicle once used for launching rockets. But slap about a thousand speakers, an insane red onesie-wearing flame-spitting guitar player and you’ve got yourself a dystopian drummer boy. This truck, speakers and all, is just one of the items that you can go to Lloyd’s and buy. Full disclosure however, you’ll need to beat us first, and we’re very committed to our bids.

Gigahorse: Warner Bros.

Then there’s “The Gigahorse”, the transport of choice for Fury Road’s main baddie, Immortan Joe. This double decker car goes all out when it comes to imaginative design. It takes two 1969 Cadillac Coup de Villes and turns it up to 11 by wilding one right on top of the other, with monster truck tires in the back and a V16 that is actually two Chevy V8s slapped together to produce upwards of 1,200 horsepower. This car could make a run for groceries a breeze, especially since you will strike fear into the hearts of all pedestrians when you pull into your local Kroger. However, word has it that it’s not super reliable due to it, you know, not being a real car made for real life.

Pole Car attacking the War Rig: Warner Bros.

Finally, our favorite has to be the Pole Car. In the movie these were used by violent acrobats to swing onto hard to reach, moving trucks. This makes the top of our list not only because the converted 1956 Pontiac Custom Safari looks cool, but because the people of this world felt that they needed a moving platform where psychotic circus performers could swing onto other moving platforms at 60 mph. We’re also very happy that Cirque de Soleil found its niche in the barren hellscape of the future.  

The lot set is to be sold at Lloyds starting on September 25 so reach out and place your bid if you want to ride eternal, shiny and chrome. These things will go fast, especially if we have anything to say about it.



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